The Most Beautiful Word

The most beautiful word
In the world is not love,
Nor is it halcyon or hope,
And neither exemption nor blessed redemption
Falls into the breadth of its scope.

While words may have beauty
And susurrous charm,
Ineffable eloquence too,
And though mellifluous, they’re still superfluous;
Their arms cannot carry you through

All the walls that divide,
All the borders that hate,
All the ignorant eyes that can’t see;
The most beautiful word that could ever be heard
Is not “you” nor “I”, it is “we”.

2019 © Sonya Annita Song

80 thoughts on “The Most Beautiful Word

  1. Yes! But to be ‘we,’ you have to Love! Yourself and those outside your self!

    1. Lol of course the most beautiful word is also subjective. And “we”, in my opinion, also encompasses love for all, including ourselves. 🙂

      1. And the Ferris wheel goes round and round!

        1. And I mean “we” in the most universal sense, “we” as humanity, not as in “we” against “them”.

          And that’s what Ferris wheels are for. 🙂

          1. May we finally Rest In Peace!

  2. Oh my God I love this!!! Beautifully written. And so heartfelt.

    1. That makes me very happy. Thank you so much. 🙂

  3. This is a piece that is sorely needed in our world today. Wonderfully fitting. Bravo!

    1. I’m glad you think so. Thank you. ☺️

  4. Very nice!! Thanks for sharing

    1. And thank you so much for reading. 🙂

  5. Damn beautiful. The ending brought a smile. Thanks for such lovely shares

    1. I’m glad it made you smile. You made me smile too. 🙂

      1. Absolutely. I am still smiling 😊🌸

  6. A much needed reminder in this troubled world. Beautiful words, Cubby, but will the “Me Generation”and a certain megalomaniac understand?

    1. There is more hope for the “Me Generation” than there is for that megalomaniac. The “Me’s” just have to be turned upside down, whereas that megalomaniac needs…well, psychiatric help would be at the top of the list imo.

  7. enthrallingjourney January 6, 2019 — 9:44 am

    This. Is. Beautiful 😍

    1. I appreciate your kind words. 🙂

  8. Very inspiring, Sonya!

      1. You’re very welcome! 😊

  9. For in we, we gather from far and never taking sides while going forward together, when the cold winds blow together it will show that we can face any kind of weather.

    1. That’s beautiful. And exactly the kind of “we” my words had in mind. 🙂

  10. 😥 Words are escaping me now. Beautiful? Eloquent? no………I haven’t the words. ❤💦

    1. Even silence is appreciated. 🙂

  11. I like reading your writings… they resonate the real world. Fast, easy and to the point. Keep on writing…!

    1. Thank you for the great compliment. Your words are very much appreciated. 🙂

    1. I appreciate your kind words. Thank you. 🙂

  12. I shared this on my blog. I hope you don’t mind.😉

  13. I really like this poem!

    1. I am so glad you do! Thank you. 🙂

  14. Beautiful 😍
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    1. You have a very interesting blog. 🙂

      1. Thanks mate✌️ more are coming!

  15. Reminds me of Mohammed Ali’s poem “Me, We”. This is brilliant

    1. Ah if only I could be so succinct. And it rhymes perfectly too. 🙂

  16. Lovely poem. I must tell you that some years ago the most beautiful word in my language, Slovenian, was announced and it was “midva” which means we but only for two people. Slovenian is one of the rare languages with dual case. Midva = you and me. 🙂

    1. That’s fascinating. The Slovenian language seems to have a logical basis. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  17. Great writing. The “we” was a surprise. 😀

  18. “We” carries love and a generous heart. Thanks for sharing.

      1. Hello, i started my blog quite sometime ago and I’ve been trying to see how this works, and how can you engage with the community for likes and comments and all of that stuff, if there’s no problem could you help me with that?

        1. I find that offering challenges helps to engage people. You can also participate in other bloggers’ challenges for more exposure. Reading and leaving feedback for others is also a kind gesture that may be reciprocated.

  19. You are too good at this.

    1. My sister wanted me to write a children’s version of this, and even though I tried to explain to her that much of the essence would be lost, she insisted until I relented.

      This is the children’s version I’ll be posting on my children’s site tomorrow:

      The most beautiful word
      In the world is not love,
      Nor is it fantastic or hope,
      And neither does hello nor pretty nor rainbow
      Jump into the length of its rope.

      While words may have beauty
      And sugary charm
      Like laughter and happiness too,
      And though they are lovely like sunny and bubbly,
      Their arms cannot carry you through

      All the walls that divide,
      All the storm clouds that chase,
      All the ignorant eyes that can’t see;
      The most beautiful word that could ever be heard
      Is not “you” or “I”, it is “we”.

      She wants me to turn it into a children’s book. I just rolled my eyes at her.

      1. It’s not “we,” it’s “wee!”

        Isn’t it funny that people always think they know what we should write? “I have this idea. You should write it.” Somebody told me I should write a children’s book about stick figures. I’m playing.

        1. Suggesting lightly and browbeating are two very different things. 🤪

          1. That’s true, and I appreciate the idea. It’s funny, how it’s progressed. My thought was, “That’s funny. I should make that into a joke.” You went with, “That would make a good children’s book.” The more we talk about it, the more I want to do it. Are you sure you don’t want to help? It could be fun? We could have a stick figure competition.

            How do we have these conversations that span so many different posts? Anyone who reads one or two will be confused. There’s no way they could follow along.

            1. It does sound like it would be fun, but I am horrible at collaborations. With my obsessive-compulsive tendencies, I would either want full control or end up not caring very much. I have never been good at moderation.

              It would be interesting if anyone actually wanted to follow our conversations. 🙂

              1. I sit on both sides of collaborations. I mentioned my adult novel on a different thread. 🙂 I wrote it with my friend. She used to work in an OBGYN. She gave me stories, protocol and medical details, and I wrote it. In cases like that, it drives me and keeps me focused. I also have the OCD issues with creative differences and control. I get it.

                I’ve started some notes. I think it’s going to be gangsta. I’m calling it Sticc Figgaz. That’s a joke. I do have notes, though.

                1. Lol at the Sticc Figgaz. I love how creative you are. 🙂

                  1. Thank you. I love to be creative. I need to be creative. It’s nice to have it appreciated. I’m an admirer of your creativity, as well.

  20. Reblogged this on johncoyote and commented:
    Please read the amazing poetry by a talented writer.

  21. I agree. We. One people and one earth.

    1. Thank you, John. We all need to stand united to achieve the nigh impossible.

      1. Yes we do. If we don’t. Bad days are here and more shall come. You are welcome Cubby.

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